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Swazi King attends global meeting on disaster risk reduction

King Mswati III of Swaziland is in Cancun, Mexico, to attend a meeting of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.The king arrived there Monday to join other heads of state and more than 5,000 participants, including policy makers and disaster risk managers at the three-day dialogue.

The forum provides the first opportunity for the international community to review global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted in Japan in 2015.
This year’s global conference, the most important multilateral forum of its kind, focuses on how to reduce loss of life and economic losses from disasters caused by man-made and natural hazards.

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the government of Mexico jointly convened the meeting.

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